The winner of the 2020 edition of the Miss Bekwarra Beauty Pageant in Cross River State, Queen Adie Ruth Iripia has begun a series of humanitarian projects geared towards actualising the purpose behind the pageant.
The Nineteen-year-old Queen who promised to uphold the dignity of girls and women and students across Bekwarra LGA organised an academic interschool competition and also awarded scholarship to the best student.
The young Queen whose interest is to see the progress of every young person in Bekwarra also organized free skill acquisitions on cake and pastries for 40 girls cutting across the 10 wards in Bekwarra.
According to her, the projects revolves around making a difference in the lives of people especially children, youth and women and her next line of action would be targeted at those living in Internally Displaced Camps, Vulnerable and those with disabilities.
In her speech at the event, Adie mentioned that she will be embarking on more project as it has always been her dream to give back to the society. She acknowledged several efforts and support she got from all those that contributed towards her journey into the pageantry.
She did not fail to show deep appreciation to the federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Hon Legor Idagbo for supporting and being there for her. She prays for more height and blessings to the lawmaker.
Her words: “I want to thank God almighty for the privilege of being alive in the midst of the chaos all over the globe. I’m also grateful for the family I have, my lovely dad, mum and siblings, for all the support and encouragements, I’m grateful.”
“A big thanks to our special guest, despite their busy schedule has found time to grace this occasion, with their valuable contributions.”
“To my honourable Chairman, Dr. Emeka Joseph at and his wife, the secretary of the council, the Chairman of Bekwarra cultural festival committee, Barr.Linus Etalong, the Bekwarra youth president Comrade Peter Olofu, all the rulers of council, the manager of Mr/Miss IPEM IHIHE, Mr. Emmanuel Odey Aka Method Man, our very own first Miss Bekwarra ( Miss Maria Agbor).”
“A special gratitude to the sponsor of this competition, Great General Peter Onaji, without you this project wouldn’t have been a success.”
“Finally to my federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives representing Bekwarra/Obudu/Obanliku Federal Constituency of Cross River State, Hon Legor Idagbo. Words are not enough to express how grateful i am for your immense support, you are a sound legal luminary, a man with impeccable character, an astute politician, a quintessential gentleman, a rare gem, an epitome and paragon of a leader who through diligence and hard work rose through the ranks to becoming an MP and have provided superlative services through his laudable projects and quality representation. I pray for more height and more blessings in everything you do.”
Adie also emphasized that being the winner of a beauty pageant goes far beyond wearing a crown.
“I want to be a role model to young girls desiring to win in beauty pageants. I believe it is extremely important to give back to the community and nation who voted me to become the winner.” She said.